AUSTIN, Nov 5, 2020 – The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced, and Sense Corp achieved silver recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Sense Corp, a premium data and digital services provider, adds this win to an already impressive collection of health-focused awards including the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, Healthiest Employers for Houston and St. Louis, and Fit Company Challenge winner for Austin.
Sense Corp is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 35% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 29% silver and 25% bronze.
This is the second time that Sense Corp has been recognized by the American Heart Association. Last year, the company received bronze recognition.
“This year health and wellness programs have proven to be more important than ever,” said Peter Siegel, Sense Corp CFO. “Keeping our employees connected and healthy might look different for now, but we’ve been so inspired by the creativity and determination of our team.”
Sense Corp transitioned to a virtual wellness program this year and has added events like virtual workouts and a mindfulness practice to keep employees engaged.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life’s Simple 7®,the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
About Sense Corp
Sense Corp is a leading professional services firm focused on transforming organizations and government agencies for the digital era. We deliver tailored solutions to help clients solve their most complex challenges and maximize potential. Founded in 1996, Sense Corp maintains operations in Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, and St. Louis and serves mid-market to Fortune 50 companies. For more information visit sensecorp.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.